The First Miss Universe Pageant, 1952
Beauty pageants are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. We all know they're silly and superficial but does anyone else here count Drop Dead Gorgeous as one of their favourite comedies from the 90s? What I like about this photo series that I pulled out of the trusty LIFE archives, is the behind-the-s
Myrtle.. 1920's Bathing Belle....
Continuing with my love of all things 'Sunny vintage beachwear' (The sun has been a little shy this half term holiday, but its lovely and sunny today) I have furthered my collection with a 1920's Bathing Belle called Myrtle.... Working progress.... Leila Hyams and Myrna Loy. 1920's. I was quite taken with the 'Swim Easy' labels so incorporated it into my own design. I have made a tiny change to her 'Pip doll' usual features in that I have given her two little nostrils, this idea was inspired…
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Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK. Promenading at the Spa in the South Bay. In the distance, on the left, is the Grand Hotel. The man in the light suit in the group walking towards us is carrying a large camera. I would date the photograph at circa 1905. This image is a low resolution version of the original negative, captured photographically rather than with a scanner.
Oh we did like to be beside the seaside! The pictures which show the heyday of Blackpool as THE British holiday resort
The historic set of images of the holiday resort, some which date back more than a century, show the Lancashire town at the height of its popularity from the 1870s through to the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s.